Friday, June 30, 2006
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Tuesday we shut down the office and we all went to the service. People talked about Mike and there was a movie with music and still pictures of him at all ages, alone and with family and friends, some that made us laugh, some that made us cry. Then we took him up to Santa Fe for a final ceremony with military honors.
Goodbye Mike, I'll see you later.
Sunday, June 25, 2006
Michael J Haggar
Mike taught me about servers and terminals, to install Unix, to set up users and profiles, printers and modems, what the guts were in that box, formats and custom reports, and how to teach people what I knew. He taught me humility and compassion, because he told me, calmly and sympathetically, "You know, when you get up on your high horse, Marianne, it doesn't even matter that you're right." He was one of the people who helped me to see and make the right choices so that, eventually, I could figure things out and write my book. I will always remember him.
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Blogging 101 Presentation and Links
I first gave the Blogging 101 presentation at Southwest Writers. You can find my entire presentation including the handouts in my February 2006 archives by clicking here. You should start at the bottom and work you way back up since the entries are in reverse chronological order.
Then look down in this month's entries (June 16, 2006) for links to SEOelite, free advice on Search Engine Optimization.
Have a great time blogging!
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center
501 Elizabeth SE
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Rainbow Artists is a New Mexico based, multiracial, multicultural, multigenerational collective organized to support and promote one another as we work in our various art forms.
Town of Bernalillo Public Library
Sunday, June 18, 2006
Saturday, June 17, 2006
Friday, June 16, 2006
Search Engine Optimization
In the final few lessons, he starts talking more about the software he developed, but there are also a lot of excellent ideas that don't cost anything to get from him or to implement on your blog!
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Doing the Right Thing Workshop
Doing the Right Thing
and Achieving All Your Goals at the Same Time
Join your colleagues and writer Marianne Powers in a workshop based on her book, Doing the Right Thing and Achieving All Your Goals at the Same Time, A Book About People Who Work in Offices and Why We Fight. Why do we fight? Because we’re not being treated the way we want to be treated. What do we want? Different things, but principally, respect for our strengths and compassion for our weaknesses. How do we give that in order to get it? That’s what Marianne will describe in “21 Perspectives Anyone Can Use to Resolve Conflicts and Create Better Relationships with People at Work”.
Marianne Powers is a writer and public speaker in the areas of management, conflict resolution, work relationships, and personal and professional growth and development. She has 30 years experience as an office worker, manager, and consultant in over 50 companies in Maryland, Nevada, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, New Mexico, Montana, South Dakota, Wyoming, Colorado, and Washington DC. A dedicated Toastmaster, Marianne is a member of five clubs in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Since you might be new to Toastmasters, I'll explain that with evaluations we try to see all the great and good things and talk about them, then notice something that we think would make the speech even better, and then round it off with something else that was good. It's funny how the suggestions for improvement are so important, how they show that you are paying attention and, if done right, how much you care about helping the other person.
It's magic when people get together to pursue a common goal, especially when that goal is being the best that you can be!
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
website: Steve Pavlina
blog: Steve Pavlina's Blog
article about Adsense revenue:
How to Make Money From Your Blog
Monday, June 12, 2006
Writers to Writers
The speaker tonight was Natalie Reid and she was excellent. It didn't take long for me to become interested in the mythological voice. I loved her parable called the River Daughter, which she had printed on a card over a photo of a river (new ways to market your writing!). And I thoroughly enjoyed the exercise, where we closed our eyes and she took us into a crystal cave so that we could let the crystal speak through us about an object that we had with us (in a mythological voice, of course). It was magical!
I only found two of my books, which is good because it means the other ones found new homes! They were in the regional literature section, if you are looking for them, because I am a local author. But you know that they belong in management beside In Search of Excellence, The One Minute Manager, and The Wisdom of Teams, although it doesn't seem to matter much!
Sunday, June 11, 2006
Romance Writers are Fun!
The only thing I forgot was to write out the way to create a link. It's the one thing that Blogger doesn't automate for you. In the example below, I have put a space after the first < and before the /a> so that you can see the HTML instead of the link. Copy and remove the spaces before pasting into your blog:
< a href="http://www.mariannepowers.com">Doing the Right Thing< /a>
When you remove the spaces, it looks like this: Doing the Right Thing
Thursday, June 08, 2006
Blogging 101 at LERA
Blogging 101 is the presentation I made at Southwest Writers in February and includes:
Setting up an account in Blogger (Google's free blog service)
Choosing your blog server (yours or theirs)
Choosing a template (many choices, also free)
Allowing comments (it's not a blog without comments!)
Creating your first post
Other setup options
Editing the HTML (gasp!)
AdSense (making money with your blog)
Getting your blog noticed
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
We already know how to help each other achieve any goal.
We already know how to resolve any conflict.
- Marianne Powers
That is what learning is:
You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
- Doris Lessing
Sunday, June 04, 2006
Region III Conference (continued)
The first night, our hosts from Oklahoma performed, told stories, recited poety, and sang songs from their state's past. They even explained what Sooners (the people who snuck in before the land rush) and Boomers (the ones who were there for it) were.
The second night we had the International Speech Contest with nine of the very best speakers from our region. My favorite was Ron Chapman, a writer, public speaker, consultant, facilitator, and mentor. He said that we all move at the speed of pain and recommended to us what his mentor told him, "cuddle up to your pain" because it is the greatest gift (that nobody wants!).
Saturday, June 03, 2006
Region III Conference (continued)
Friday, June 02, 2006
Region III Conference
Thursday, June 01, 2006
On the Way to OKC